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Reid, Ken – Educational Studies, 2012
This paper reflects upon a career of 40 years involving teaching and research into the causes and solutions for school absenteeism and truancy. It includes insights into both professional and empirical work and notes how the subject has become increasingly "politicised" over the last 25-30 years by governments of both persuasions: Left and Right.…
Descriptors: Truancy, Attendance, Educational Research, Educational Policy
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Reid, Ken; Tanner, Howard – Educational Studies, 2012
After a sustained period of relative calm, initial teacher education and training (ITET) in Wales has seen much change in recent times since devolution and all the indications are that this change agenda is likely to escalate in both the short and long term. In order to understand what has been happening in the ITET field in Wales, our paper sets…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Reid, Ken – Educational Studies, 2011
This paper presents the evidence collected for the National Behaviour and Attendance Review (NBAR) in Wales on the professional development needs of staff on behaviour management and school attendance. These data were collected in two stages between 2006 and 2008. At Stage 1, data were collected from four pre-selected professional focus groups who…
Descriptors: Government School Relationship, Government Publications, Focus Groups, Attendance
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Reid, Ken – Educational Studies, 2011
In 2009, the Welsh Assembly Government published its Report on the review of behaviour and attendance in schools in Wales. The National Behaviour and Attendance Review (NBAR) in Wales was chaired by the author of this paper. Both the Review and the Welsh Assembly Government's response contained recommendations related to the training and…
Descriptors: Attendance, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Student Behavior
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Reid, Ken; Challoner, Caroline; Lancett, Ann; Jones, Glenda; Rhysiart, Gwion Ap; Challoner, Sally – Educational Studies, 2010
This paper provides new empirical evidence on primary pupils' views on school attendance in Wales at Key Stage 2. The research was conducted as part of the specific evidence commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) for the National Behaviour and Attendance Review (NBAR) in Wales which was chaired by the lead author. The findings…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Focus Groups, Attendance, Foreign Countries
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Reid, Ken – Educational Studies, 2010
The National Behaviour and Attendance Review (NBAR) Report for Wales was produced in 2008. Subsequently, its recommendations were accepted by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) which established an Implementation Group to prepare its response in detail. A year later in April 2009 this Group presented its findings and recommendations to WAG in the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Pilot Projects, School Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Reid, Ken – Educational Studies, 2008
The only major review of the education welfare service (EWS) took place in 1973 when the role and responsibilities of the service were very different from those of today. Recent legislative changes, the influence of the Children Act 2004 and revised public needs of the service, including new multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary frameworks,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation, Attendance Patterns, Student Welfare
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Reid, Ken; Avalos, Beatrice – Educational Studies, 1980
Discusses a survey undertaken to determine the views of teachers and students regarding the educational environment in three high schools in South Wales. Attitudes were measured with regard to student attitudes toward teachers, uniforms, attendance, curriculum, and study rooms. Students and teachers agreed on academic variables but differed on…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Environment, Literature Reviews